Conclusion: The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is yet another strong tablet from Samsung and a great alternative to the Galaxy Note 8.0 if you don’t need the pen capabilities or just can’t afford the $380 price tag. At $300 the Tab 3 is less expensive than the iPad Mini and $100 more than most 7-inch slates. The extra screen size is worth the premium, and the combination of long battery life and great design round out what we think is one of the best 8-inch tablets available.
Pros: Beautiful display, Comfortable, attractive design, Smooth performance, Long battery life, Standard micro USB port
Cons: Speakers easily covered by hands, So-so camera
Excerpt: With Samsung flooding the market with phones and tablets, it’s hardly surprising that they’ve release three, yes, three Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s. The baby of the bunch is the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 , the biggest Tab 3 is the 10-incher and the subject of this review sitting in between is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.
Pros: Slender, ergonomic design, Bright, vibrant screen, Up-to-date version of Android
Cons: Pricey for a dual-core tablet, Samsung's TouchWiz UI is heavy, Middling screen resolution
Summary: Before the introduction of the new Nexus 7, I’d have given the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 one of my highest recommendations, claiming that for $299 you’re getting decent value for your money. Now, in the cold light of reality, I’d check that recommendation, or at least append a note saying that unless the screen’s diagonal size is tantamount to resolution, speed and software updates, I’d suggest looking at Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet.
Pros: - Nice screen, - Consistently good performance, - Easy to hold in one hand, - Improved build quality over previous versions, - Excellent battery life, - Relatively up to date software
Cons: - Occasional software stutters, - Portrait-biased hardware buttons make it awkward to use in landscape mode, - Rear plastic lacks premium feel, - Not enough value when compared to the new Nexus 7
Excerpt: Compact tablets are all the rage in 2013. Far from being "dead on arrival" as the late Apple boss Steve Jobs once declared, the 7-inch tablet market is thriving. And while that's the size-space that Samsung has typically occupied with its earlier Tab devices, perhaps Jobs had a point: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 comes equipped with an 8-inch screen that's comparable to Apple's iPad mini.
Pros: Slim, light, microSD slot for expansion, screen decent in many conditions, decent battery life, multi-window view is a cool idea
Cons: Plastic construction, screen res could be higher, too expensive compared to the competition
Conclusion: The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 gets so much right, from the thin and light design, through the multitasking to the built-in remote control features. However, it's amazingly forgettable. There's just something utterly bland about this tablet, and it just doesn’t seem all that desirable. Also, it's priced much higher than capable Android competitors like the Nexus 7, and indeed it’s a touch dearer than even the iPad mini (which boasts all the great tablet apps that come with iOS).
Pros: Well-built, thin and light design, Android 4.2.2 on board, Excellent display, Acts as a universal remote
Excerpt: Samsung har valgt at lave 2 næsten identiske produkter. Denne Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 4G er, som navnet fortæller, udstyret med 4G. 4G gør at du, hvor end du er, kan hoppe på internettet. Dette har tidligere været en succes hos Apple. 4G bliver mere og mere udbredt i Danmark og der kommer samtidig flere og flere udbydere, efterhånden som lavprisselskaberne får adgang til de forskellige netværk.
Excerpt: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 er den optimale tablet til dig der elsker at se film, læse e-bøger og spille små computerspil. Den er behagelig at holde ved, og du kan bruge den hvor som helst og når som helst. Den er let at transportere, da den hverken vejer eller fylder meget i tasken. Desuden fås den i tre flotte farver; sort, hvid og guld.